7th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
James McMaster was the younger of two sons of Alexander and Catherine McMaster. He was born on 25th September 1888 in the Maghera area. His father died when he was just three years old. The family lived in Slaughtneil, County Derry. James McMaster married Mary McCusker in 1912. They had at least one child. James McMaster enlisted in Cookstown. Private James McMaster was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Private James McMaster D.C.M. was serving with the 7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918.